Ferozepur: Fazilka is the newly carved district that had been extracted from the old Ferozepur district that had witnessed the division fourth time in a row bearing four districts-Faridkot, Muktsar, Moga and Fazilika. There are four Assembly constituencies in this newly carved district-Jalalabad, Fazilka, Abohar and Balluana (Reserved).
Among all these assembly segments Jalalabad became the VIP constituency after Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal contested this seat twice winning over the Congress candidates with a huge margin. Since then this constituency is known as the VIP constituency of the state. It is the good luck of this backward constituency that it had got the opportunity to select the Deputy Chief Minister and the party president of SAD using their ballots as the Deputy Chief Minister too did not leave any stone unturned to develop this constituency making it be the most nourished constituency of the state. Talking to Daily Post correspondent, people have so many projects to count which had been developed during the tenure of the Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal like multi-specialty Hospital, well furnished 100 per cent roads, 100 per cent sewerage, 100 per cent drinking water supply, due to which this constituency had been developed. There are 171 villages apart from Jalalabad town having 1,86,868 electoral on rolls and 231 polling stations. But still there is no big educational institute which can provide the world class education to its people and most of the people have to send their children to Chandigarh, New Delhi or other parts of the country. It needs academy to nurture, the aspirants for Civil Services or medical services competitions. Still it needs big industrial project. Condition of the Railway station is in miserable condition.
Fazilka constituency is also a VIP constituency which had been led by Surjit Kumar Jiyani twice consecutively, who is the Health Minister of the state. It is Surjit Kumar Jiyani who has the credit to get the approval of Fazilka to become a new district of the state. No doubt he tried his best to make this constituency more developed, but still there are many problems the people have to suffer from. Still the roads of the area need more attention. There are 121 villages along with city area. Roads in many villages are in miserable condition. People have to face the sewerage problems and drainage in the many villages. People of the constituency seek the Industrial projects as well as the renowned educational institute. Being a district head quarter it need the new infrastructure, which is missing yet. Abohar constituency is also a VIP constituency which had been nourished by the Jakhars since a long period. From Balram Jakhar, Sajjan Kumar Jakhar and Sunil Jakhar had been representing this constituency for a long time. In this constituency there is no major problem but for the health services people still have to go to Bathinda, Ludhiana, Ganga Nagar or Chandigarh. There are 24 villages apart from the town having 156 polling booths for 1,57,310 voters. No big industrial project except some food processing units, as it is Kinnow growing hub, it still needs more attention to the large scale food processing units. Constituency has to suffer from underground water that becomes big problem in the rains. For irrigation more canals network required make the land more futile.
Balluana constituency is reserved constituency having big 70 villages along with Balluana, this constituency is the backward constituency of the all district where there are still lack of the basic amenities for the people. All former MLAs tried their best to develop this area, but all in vein. It has neither any health facility nor big institute for the higher studies for the children.
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